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Saving Grace Audiobook

Saving Grace

When Lady Johanna learned that she was a widow, she vowed she would never marry again. Only sixteen, already she possessed a strength of will that impressed all who looked past her golden-haired beauty. Yet when King John demanded that she remarry - and selected a bridegroom for her - it seemed she must acquiesce, until her beloved foster brother suggested she wed his friend, the handsome Scottish warrior Gabriel MacBain.
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In this splendid New York Times best-seller, Julie Garwood brilliantly crafts the majestic story of a young Englishwoman determined to fight for her freedom...a woman whose life would be transformed by the rare, unexpected gift of love.

When Lady Johanna learned that she was a widow, she vowed she would never marry again. Only sixteen, already she possessed a strength of will that impressed all who looked past her golden-haired beauty. Yet when King John demanded that she remarry - and selected a bridegroom for her - it seemed she must acquiesce, until her beloved foster brother suggested she wed his friend, the handsome Scottish warrior Gabriel MacBain.

At first Johanna was shy, but as Gabriel tenderly revealed the splendid pleasures they would share, she came to suspect that she was falling in love with her gruff new husband. And it was soon apparent to the entire Highlands clan that their brusque, gallant laird had surrendered his heart completely. But now a desperate royal intrigue threatened to tear her from his side - and to destroy the man whose love meant more to her than she had ever dreamed!

©2012 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Book Worm 12-08-14
    Book Worm 12-08-14
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    "Good but I expected something different!"
    Would you listen to Saving Grace again? Why?

    Probably not, good story but predictable and therefore not worth another listen.


    Would you recommend Saving Grace to your friends? Why or why not?

    While I enjoyed the story overall and did find the growing love between the hero and the heroine sweet, I was often bothered by the hero. I understand that he was supposed to be a big, bad, highland warrior and laird but I just found his demeaning ways to be annoying at times. When the characters were intimate it was one way and when they weren't Johanna always had to "obey" his commands.I didn't understand how the hero could be demanding and stubborn but then they could just have sex and it was all fine. And yet he wished she wasn't as timid which didn't make any sense at all. I have ready many many romances including a number of highland romances and this one was just a little off to me. I probably would not recommend this novel to a modern woman. While I like some of the roughness from the hero I appreciate a little softness too.


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

    Johanna's character was my favorite. Her character I enjoyed the most in the story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Highland Romance


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    DARA Niagara Falls 06-30-13
    DARA Niagara Falls 06-30-13

    HOPEFUL ROMANTIC. I Enjoy Historical & Inspirational Romances With Great Narration. Oh, And I give Honest Reviews with No Spoilers. ;-)

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    "Beautifully Written Highland Tale"

    This story is beautifully written and the characters are so real to life. This is a highland story that has a backdrop of domestic violence. It may not seem unusual to read of domestic violence in highland historical romances but most stories just show it as common place. This book shows how Johanna deals with the abuse and handles it. Of course there is more to the story as it wouldn't be a highland story without the romance. There are many poignant moments that had me upset or mad but there were just as many times I smiled. It is more of a sweet tender highland story rather than a highland battle adventure. Its worth listening to.

    Also, Rosalyn Landor was excellent as usual!!

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 08-15-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2016

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "WOW... WHAT A JOURNEY, A PERFECT HIGHLAND ROMANCE"

    Now hold on and bare with me 'cause I'm about to gush here and probably say love and loved quite a few times - so apologies in advance.

    I just love Julie Garwood's books, and this one especially as it's filled with such a rich array of strong, loveable, quirky and funny characters that you can't help but fall in love with. Then I love the way Johanna & Gabriel's (I definitely loved him) characters evolved as they grew closer together and they learn from and with each other as their love story unfolds. I also love the way JG writes - painting each scene for us to soak up and mentally visualise the clothes, the culture, the Castle, the Warriors, the fighting, the love scenes and all the other touching, tender, violent, funny and sad events contained within these precious hours of listening. I love her story which blends heartache, violence, lust, love, betrayal and a host of other emotions making it a (Highland) Historical romance lovers perfect listen.

    Finally, I love Rosalyn Landor's narration as she not only breathes life into every character, successfully tackles the difficult task of dialects but she also puts just the right feelings that's needed whether it be anger, sorrow, pain, lust, happiness or love and so, as each chapter is revealed, it captures the great synergy between author and narrator that I wish all books would have.

    Worth a credit? I think you may have got the impression that I loved it - so that my friends is a OH AYE twas a bonny wee book and an offa gid listen.

    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Jordy 07-05-13
    Jordy 07-05-13 Member Since 2016

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "Highland Romance at its Best"

    Any highlander books by Julie Garwood are a must read. Her books are the greatest!

    25 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 04-03-14
    Elizabeth 04-03-14 Member Since 2012

    I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

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    "Inspired a wide variety of emotions....ENJOYABLE!"

    This book inspired a wide range of emotions. I laughed, I cried, I was angry, and I felt sympathy. It was a good listen. Great narration.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine SAN MARCOS, CA, United States 07-06-13
    Katherine SAN MARCOS, CA, United States 07-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very enjoyable story."

    Julie Garwood can have you laughing,crying or both. The bowl throwing in this one was a real hoot. The author has a wonderful sense of humor. I didn't want this one to end.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Pickey Peggy 12-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    I was hoping for more information at the end of the story. It didn't seem finished.

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    Sheena Khan 11-08-15
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    "My favorite romance"

    This is the one book I can read over and over again so of course I had to have the audio book as well. It didn't disappoint! the narrator was wonderful and I got to listen while I worked. It made me almost giddy to listen to it thinking "Oh here comes one of my favorite parts!" which happens constantly in this one :) I love love love it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Luvs to Read 07-12-15
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    "Really enjoyed this audiobook!"

    Loved the story and the excellent job the narrator did bringing it to life! Will look for more from this author,

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    Kathi TUSCALOOSA, AL, United States 06-20-15
    Kathi TUSCALOOSA, AL, United States 06-20-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent!!!"

    Such a great story! Heartwarming and intriguing...with just the right amount of emotional roller-coaster to keep you entertained.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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